Five predictions for this year’s Cannes Film Festival

Five things to look out for as the world's biggest, flashiest movie event—Cannes Film Festival—returns

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  • Most likely to…cause fainting

    Ryan Gosling

    The Gos goes to Cannes with his first film as a writer-director. Details are vague, but Lost River concerns a single mom and an underground river. Gosling’s red-carpet appearance is sure to have fans swooning.

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  • Most likely to…kickstart an Oscar campaign

    Foxcatcher

    Director Bennett Miller previously made Capote and Moneyball. This new film tells the true story of two Olympic wrestlers (Mark Ruffalo, Channing Tatum), one of whom is killed by a paranoid schizophrenic (Steve Carell).

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  • Most likely to…start an argument

    Jean-Luc Godard

    The bold, experimental films of this 83-year-old French New Wave legend (Breathless, Alphaville) tend to provoke strong emotions and arguments—perfect for inspiring post-screening fisticuffs.

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  • Most likely to…win a big prize

    Nuri Bilge Ceylan

    This 55-year-old Turkish director (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, Uzak) is now an acknowledged master. Fans will await his new, three-hour-plus film Winter Sleep with bated breath (and hopefully a good sleep and a few coffees behind them).

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  • Most likely to…be more chatty than his last film

    The Search

    Michel Hazanavicius’s last film was 2011’s silent multiple Oscar winner The Artist—the one with the cute dog. This one’s a talkie. It stars French actor Bérénice Bejo and Annette Bening, and tells of a charity worker who befriends a young boy in war-torn Chechnya.

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Most likely to…cause fainting

Ryan Gosling

The Gos goes to Cannes with his first film as a writer-director. Details are vague, but Lost River concerns a single mom and an underground river. Gosling’s red-carpet appearance is sure to have fans swooning.

Read more


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